Why this discount?
The quality standard for these boards is very high and as they enter the warehouse each one is inspected to make sure they are absolutely amazing. Sometimes they are not quite amazing, so we move them to imperfect status, for reasons that might be insignificant or imperceptible to some people. But we want to keep the quality amazing for those sold as first rate. Additionally, sometimes minor imperfections appear during the manufacturing process and it would be a shame to discard the product after so much effort and material has gone into making it to that point. Sometimes we accepted a few of these boards at a discounted rate and pass the savings on to someone who loves this style of chessboard but really wants a break on price.
About the product
Now you can fold the Player's hardwood board for more compact storage or easier transport! This design is very original in that the seam runs vertically with the grain making it nearly invisible when viewed from a several feet away. There is no loss to the square size and the hinges are also invisible. Plus, closing the board is simply lifting one side and closing it like a book. There is no need to lift the entire board before closing it. Likewise, when you lay it on the table surface, just open it like a book and set up your pieces.
Players, admirers, and those who enjoy well-made USA products will appreciate the superior workmanship and finish evident in the Player's Chess Board. The Player's board uniquely features decorative grooves running along the squares perimeter, beveled stylish edge, and engraved two emblems in corners to the player's right. Precision aligned hardwood block construction is given multiple protective finishes for a distinctive, luxuriously smooth surface. It is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods.
The JLP has gained significant attention among collectors and players seeking a superb chessboard that's not only a pleasure to use but will also last for decades. Those who have owned a classic Drueke chessboard will note remarkable similarity.
The 21" Folding Hardwood Player's Board It's ready to pair with a variety of suitably sized chess pieces as shown in the suggest customize options on this page.
Features and Specs
- Solid maple and walnut
- Invisible barrel hinge and tight seam
- Grooved perimeter
- Edge bevel
- Corner logos
- 21" Square
- 2" squares
- 3/4" thickness
- Folded measurements: 21" x 10.75" x 1.5"
- Most 3 3/4" chessmen ideal
John has a rich woodworking heritage in the state of Pennsylvania. Originally from Switzerland, the skills were passed down through five generations. This lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge of wood behavior. For example every design must be carefully planned with the appropriate wood selection and cuts to account for variations in humidity that cause natural expansion and contraction of wood. To craft a wood product that will last for generations, John gives great attention to every phase of production including wood selection, drying, cutting, curing, crafting, and the multi-step finishing process that results in the smooth, elegant, lustrous finish for which the JLP products are known. Every product is personally overseen by John and must meet his standards before releasing them to Chess House.
The board is really amazing: quality and craftsmanship is AAA+. I'm pleased with purchase and look
forward to future purchases with Chesshouse.com
It's just an exquisite awesome sets and pieces.
and it's the greatest quality I needed by all means.
Thanks A Million Chess House
Excellent service from Chesshouse.com and terrific product. Hardly any imperfections are noticeable; this board can last a lifetime with proper care and, because it is foldable, it can also travel with ease.
In an imperfect state we rely on outsiders to paint the canvas that we want ourselves to be portrayed...
Well let me tell you about my latest purchase from Chess House... One of the best deals yet an absolute flawless bargain.,,
My purchase of the 21" folding JLP chess board is an absolute thing to behold (flawed, or not), I will enjoy playing with this board and hopefully
impacting more business for my friends at Chess House. Coach Z